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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.24
Object Name Print
Description "What!?" 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," silkscreen and digital print by George Sipp. Edition: 1/30.

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1940.1.1, statue, probable ancestor figure, Mississippian Period, ca. 1250-1450 AD.

Artist statement: The term "effigy" refers to a crudely depicted form, representing something or someone familiar. Figures being hanged or burned become a ritual of celebration. Historically, effigies may have had specific meanings representative of guardian spirits or protectors.

I'm interested in the effigy as an incongruous symbol, a representation with no particular implication. In our culture it becomes a metaphoric object that suggests the direction of our emotions and impulses. Through the juxtaposition of images I attempt to recontextualize that particular narrative .
Title What!?, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Sipp, George
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique screenprint | digital print
Dimensions H-20 W-15 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Cartoons
Comic books
Pop Culture